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The Next Level with Jeff Agostinelli

Each week we’ll bring you a new episode with an EXCEPTIONAL entrepreneur, author, thought leader, speaker or leader in their field. The goal of The Next Level Podcast is to inspire and educate by extracting key lessons from those who have already been there. Each week our special guest will gift you a download, secret, tip or strategy to help YOU get to The Next Level.
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Jun 26, 2017

For the full show notes for this episode visit http://jeffa.co/081 

Having the right skill set to navigate life's disappointments can be the key factor in our story hindering or helping forward progress. Being able to understand and grow from hardship is essential.

My guest today talks about these times when life doesn't meet our expectations as Expectation Hangovers. You gotta love the frame on that one!

Christine Hassler is the best-selling author of three books, most recently Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change your Present and Get What you Really Want. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a keynote speaker, retreat facilitator, spiritual psychologist and life coach, and host of the top-rated podcast “Over it and On With It”, she has been teaching and inspiring people around the world. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make.

Today we'll unpack Christine's book Expectation Hangover and so much more.

In this episode you'll learn

What an Expectation Hangover is and why they happen.

  • The new skill-sets needed in our modern world, to create healthy and meaningful relationships.
  • How to deal with our feelings, when life doesn't meet our expectations.
  • The importance of giving ourselves space to feel, and the reasons why we resist.
  • How to bridge the gap between spirituality and personal development.
  • The benefits of taking the time to examine and understand our emotional triggers.
  • and so much MORE
Jun 19, 2017

For the full show notes for this episode visit http://jeffa.co/080 

I sat down with Josh to talk about how Failure Breeds Success and Scaling Yourself with Your Company back on episode 10 and he's back to dive into his new book, Balance is BULLSH*T: How to Successfully Integrate Work & Life.

Joshua B. Lee is a strategic growth coach helping individuals to scale themselves with their company so they do not scale themselves out of their company. He's the Founder and President of the multi-media agency LF Media, inc. which over the last decade has launched many brands.

To connect with like minded entrepreneurs, Josh founded aa high level networking group for entrepreneurs, Monstapreneur where they connect monthly to help “Relax, Reset, and Refocus” through epic adventures and experiences.

Josh has been featured in some of the biggest media outlets like Fox Business, CNN, Inc. Magazine, USA Today, The Verge, ABC, CNN, NBC and many more.

Today we'll unpack Josh's new book and so much more.

In this episode you'll learn

  • Why Joshua gave away almost everything he owned and closed down 12 companies so he could get in touch with his vision and find his happiness.
  • Why work/life balance is a myth, and how we can move from balance to integration, and be our true selves 100% of the time.
  • Learn the biggest pitfalls that stop people from developing their vision.
  • Why tactics and strategies lose their power when you don't first develop the mindset for implementation.
  • How meditation can provide the groundwork to understand who we really are, and what we really need.
  • The benefits of journaling right after you meditate, and the interesting impact of writing with your non-dominant hand.
  • Learn methods of visualization that will engage more of your senses, and evoke stronger emotions.
  • and so much MORE…
Jun 12, 2017

For the full show notes visit http://jeffa.co/079

In an ever changing professional landscape, understanding how to leverage your unique skills and values can be a huge advantage for planning your next move.

Jenny Blake is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. She is the author of PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One, which recently won an award for Axiom Best Business Book in the careers category, and Life After College.

After two years at a technology start-up followed by five years at Google in Training and Career Development, Jenny moved to New York City in 2011 where she has been running her own consulting business in the years since. Jenny combines her love of technology with her superpower of simplifying complexity to help clients pivot their career or business. Her motto: if change is the only constant, let's get better at it.

In her book PIVOT, Jenny details her process called The Pivot Method which is a practical approach to understanding your values, strengths, clarifying your vision, what skills to cultivate, testing your ideas, and so much more. I found this approach really useful for looking at my own strenghts and gaining clarity around my vision, and I hope you do to.

In this episode you'll learn

  • How to find the intrinsic motivation to successfully navigate a pivot or major change in your life or career.
  • Why performing an assessment of your values, can help ensure that you pivot in the right direction.
  • How to decipher if you should make an internal pivot within your current job, or if it’s time to move on completely.
  • The importance of building on what is already working, in order to get to what is next.
  • The ways that you can optimize your business projects, for “revenue AND joy”
  • The reasons to build a portfolio of your skillsets, and not let one job or company be the sole provider for your identity.
  • and so much MORE…
Jun 5, 2017

For the full show notes visit http://jeffa.co/078

In life and in our attempts to be more spiritual we tend to fall into the trap of being too serious. Being more light-hearted and having fun with our pursuit to better oursleves is an essential shift to reducing friction and creating true understanding.

Sure, there are many ways under the sun to overcome life's challenges, and my guest today has created a sensational brand and video series that brings his uniques sense of humor to a broad scope of paradigms in the personal development space.

His videos and book are just straight up hilarious, and will make you think about your "stuff" in a brand new way... and have a good laugh in the process.

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, YouTuber, author, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP is the author of “How To Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Step to Spiritual Superiority,” (Sounds True Publishing, release date of March 7th, 2017). He is very active with his online videos where he encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos, including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series, which has accumulated over 100 million views.

Today we'll unpack JP's new book and also dive into some key elements to heal emotionally.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • Where JP found his inspiration for becoming an emotional healing coach.
  • His views on the darker side of self-improvement, and how it can ultimately lead to self-rejection.
  • Why getting overly serious and self-identified, is usually based on fear, and what that can cost us in our own self-discovery.
  • How projection can distract us from getting in touch with our true selves.
  • The benefit of asking yourself the question….. “what does this say about me”....?
  • The importance of being playful, and not getting overly-offended.
  • The important phases we go through as we walk our path of self-discovery.
  • Why embracing discomfort will lead to more growth, meaning, and inner fulfillment.
  • The beauty of being inspired to discover who you really are.
  • and so much MORE...
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